HA NOI — Tourists and the general public will be admitted free to many cultural activities in the Old Quarter to promote a festival entitled Traditional Handicraft with Contemporary Arts.
The festival will run from today until the end of the month.
The skilled hands of artisans in and around Ha Noi will be obvious in the artworks on display.
Kim Ngan Temple at 42-44 Hang Bac Street will exhibit conical hats from Chuong Village.
Fans from Chang Son Village will be displayed at Dong Lac Temple at 38 Hang Dao Street.
Musical instruments from Dao Xa Village will become installation art at an ancient house at 87 Ma May Street.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy the beat of drums from Doi Tam Village in the northern province of Ha Nam at Ha Noi Old Quarter Information Centre at 28 Hang Buom Street.
The festival will help enhance people's awareness of protecting traditional culture and the values of the Old Quarter.-VNS